The video for Time, the debut single by The Rust Belt, is in competition at the Bitesize Film Festival. In addition to the music video category it is in the running for best cinematography and sound design against short films from around the world. The clip has also been selected by both the Munich and Rome Music Video Awards to compete in the rock video category.
Time was the first song written by the band when they formed darning the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown last October. The song made it’s radio debut just a few weeks later on WCFA’s The Will Keenan Transmission along with a merchandise giveaway ahead of it’s January 1st wide release via The Genepool/Universal. This included an exclusive autographed CD single that has already become something of a collectors item. Since then the band has released two more singles and remixes achieving seven figure streaming numbers in just six months.
The Rust Belt is Michael Bilinski of industrial act Pagan and Vex X of the metal band Starskream, featuring vocalist Ryan Whyte Maloney. Pagan has a history of surprising collaborations with members of multi platinum acts such as Guns N’ Roses and D12, while the history of Starskream is chronicled in Vex’s recently released autobiography 12 Feet Tall & Bulletproof. Maloney is best known for his appearance on the hit TV show The Voice where he was a finalist as part of country star Blake Shelton’s team. Their fourth song, From Afar, will be released August 13th and includes additional guitar work by Bill Lloyd of Edit/Erase. This will be preceded by an animated lyric video. Further singles and their accompanying videos will be released throughout the year. This includes a collaboration with iTunes charting rapper Intrinzik.
Time is available to stream in 4K on the band’s official YouTube channel. The Rust Belt’s music is available on all major streaming platforms and in select radio markets.
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Country: United States
Via: GlobalRelease Wire